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Jan 15, 2013 1:00am PST
violence that says that the victims in newtown are being used by propaganda. the families of the victims of the aurora movie theater massacre. be part of a live audience in my new york city studio. go to my website for details. that's all for us tonight. "ac 360" starts now. "ac360" starts now. >>> the crowds and reporters and law enforcement personnel are gone but the pain for many families remains. for the first time today in this town hall behind me, family members of 11 victims of the shootings appeared to start what they hope becomes a national conversation, a conversation about mental health and school safety and what they call gun responsibility. you'll hear from a number of families tonight about how they are coping one month on since they lost their son or their daughter, their brother or sister. much of the world may have moved on but grief does not conform to any timetable and tonight we wanted to be here in newtown to remind the world what happened here and to show the world what's happened since. so many here who have ample reason to huddle behind walls of grief and grieving
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
violence that says that the victims in newtown are being used by propaganda. the families of the victims of the aurora movie theater massacre. be part of a live audience in my new york city studio. go to my website for details. that's all for us tonight. "ac 360" starts now. >>> piers, thanks. good evening, it's 10:00 in newtown, connecticut. one month ago, tragedy touched down in his idyllic town, forever changing the lives of so many people here. one month later, the crowds, reporters, and law enforcement personnel are gone, but the pain for many families here remain. for the first time in the town hall behind me, family members of 11 victims of the tragedy had a conversation, about health, school safety, and what they call gun responsibility. you'll hear from a number of families tonight about how they're coping one month since they lost their son or daughter, their brother or their sister. much of the world may have moved on, but grief does not conform to any time table. not here especially. and tonight, we wanted to be in newtown just to remind the world about what happened here and
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 10:00pm PST
not conform for any time table. and tonight we wanted to be here at newtown to show the world what has happened since. so many here, who have reason to hide behind walls with grief, have done something more. in the best of times, let alone the worst, they have reached out to one another in ways large and small and began to turn tragedy to transformation. 27 wooden angels in newtown, one for each victim of the massacre. but one month later, that display and most of the memorials have been taken down, gifts sent from all over the world now preserved in a warehouse to become part of a future permanent memorial. visible reminders of the tragedy mostly gone. the community, however, is still struggling. just today, dozens of family members gathered to announce a mission to promote a national dialogue on gun violence, mental health and school safety. for many it is a way to honor those they loved and lost. >> it is a sad honor to be here today. it has been a month since i lost my son, dylan, and 25 other families lost their loved ones. at times it feels like only yesterday, and other time
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 4:00am PST
. >>> good morning. welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, newtown one month later. we're live this morning in the small connecticut town marking a month since the gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary school. you'll recall he killed 20 first graders. he killed six staffers. he killed his mother. we're looking this morning at how the community today is recovering. the future of that elementary school and plans to prevent another tragedy. >> then the flu epidemic spreading as vaccines run low in some areas. this morning we're talking to the cdc to get the latest. plus, hollywood celebrates its own at the golden globe awards. we've got the surprises and the snubs. plus, the moment that is heating up twitter. jody foster's very passionate speech and this interview that literally caused -- >> if somebody is out there actually saying it when it comes to the word [ bleep ], that the fact that i was using it in the movie more than it was used. >> in just about 15 minutes we will find out the car of the year from the detroit auto show. will history be made m motorcity? >
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 1:00am EST
from gun violence all across this nation. after the unthinkable tragedy in newtown, president obama spoke to the country and he asked us are we doing enough to protect our children? the answer he admitted is no. that must change. that is why we are here today. today's hearing we will hear from people who deal with the effects of gun violence every day. the wide range of experience will facilitate a discussion on common sense and constructive steps we must take to ensure these tragedies will never happen again. i've a letter from the teachers of newtown which i will enter into the record. i will share with you one sentence it reed, in our schools we ensure the schools have the right balance to ensure they are safe. we have to make sure schools do not become fortresses. we have to find and maintain this balance between safety and learning. as we move forward during this difficult time collaboration, communes case and experience of all of members of our community, teachers, law enforcement, and the affected families will work to make our schools safer, stronger, and more united. that's
NBC
Jan 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
killed in newtown, connecticut, an event so gruesome it has already forced a change in this nation's gun policy. as we first reported here last night, today president obama came out with his proposals for the most sweeping gun control measures in many years. the national rifle association launched a preemptive strike against it. it involved the president's family, in part. but this time they may have some formidable opposition to their position. it's where we begin our reporting tonight with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. this was no ordinary policy rollout. we have seen the president do this on a number of issues. this one was filled with an emotional plea, if you will. in fact, the president spent more time trying to drum up support for a campaign using emotion than he did talking about his actual plans themselves. an emotional president obama unveiled his plan in front of an audience that included parents of newtown victims. >> she dreamed of becoming a painter. chris, her father, gave me one of her
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 9:30am EST
. the group says 250,000 new members have joined since the newtown shooting when calls for tougher gun laws began surfacing. senior vice president of security at wed bush securities analyzes companies in the firearms space. you don't have a dog at this fight. you're looking at the companies and profitability of companies. look, a cnn "time"/orc poll found 50% favor stronger gun laws. what's your read? will the words obama and gun legislation be written in the same words of the history book? >> that is certainly the intention of the obama administration. you know, it was certainly their intention the first four years of their administration, as well. but going into the next four years, what has really changed in the last several weeks is the public sentiment has swung so far in their favor in the wake of the newtown shootings. so they realize that they've got a tough fight ahead of themselves. facing a republican-led house of representatives. certainly we've got motivated people on the other side of the argument who are trying to defend what they perceive to be their second amendment ri
MSNBC
Jan 14, 2013 2:30am PST
since the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. town officials are holding public hearings on what to do with sandy hook elementary school and whether students and staff should ever return to the building. some newtown residents are joining the national conversation on gun policy. >> reporter: one month after police converged on sandy hook elementary school, the newtown police chief has a message for the white house. >> ban assault weapons, restrict those magazines that have so many bullets in them. >> reporter: he said the gunman had more fire power than his officers two handguns, a bushmaster rifle, and two 30-round magazines. as vice president biden prepares to announce sweeping gun control proposals. noa pozner w noa pozner was the youngest victim. >> he had the right to live, get married, have a normal life. i think that right is more important than the right to own a high velocity weapon that can obliterate whole classrooms in seconds. >> reporter: investigators are still stumped about what triggered adam lanza's rage. even in newtown there are sharp divisions about guns. down t
FOX
Jan 26, 2013 11:15pm EST
. and thans story staying up late with us. i'm laura evans. today's protests brought newtown, connecticut, people side-by-side asking for congress to act. fox's anna coyman has the story. >> reporter: thousands of protestors calling for tougher gun control laws rally in the nation's capitol. many hearing signs reading gun control now while others hold up the names of victims of gun violence. among the crowd, dozens of residents from newtown, connecticut, the site of the december elementary school shooting. the rally organized in response to that shooting. >> i am here for the 26 families who lost the life of their lives in newtown. daughters and sons, wives and mother. grandchildren, sisters and brothers gone in an unfathomable instance. >> reporter: protestors showing support for president obama's ban on military-style assault weapons in&high-capacity ammunition magazine and universal background checks for gun sales. speakers include lawmakers and arne duncan. >> this is about gone safety, fewer dead americans, fewer dead children, fewer children living in fear. >> the gun l
MSNBC
Jan 30, 2013 10:00am EST
did the families from newtown. i think having people like her being a part of this conversation, it only adds to the pressure on republicans to give something. i think the only outcome that seems impossible is that absolutely nothing would be done. because you have a con fluance of events. you add the outrage of it happening to children, so i can't imagine that nothing would be done. >> we see wayne lapierre in that group of people. i think as i was giving this some thought this morning, because we've talked so much about why nothing changed after gabby giffords was shot. she sadly could not be a voice in the immediate aftermath but her husband helped to start americans for responsible solutions and she's out there speaking as well. it does seem to be a change in the landscape, doesn't it, nick? >> having the personal voice and victim of gun violence makes a huge difference. we saw that with brady in the '80s so it does make a difference. on the other hand, i don't want to shock viewers back home. but the hearings are this elaborate ka bookie where everyone knows what they are going
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
newtown, connecticut. the people of america said how could this happen? how could this happen to our children? over the last few weeks, as we try to define how we can work together, it has been frustrating, but i still have great hope. to be honest with you, i do not trust them to be there for the tough votes. that is why all of us in the president, by the way, the vice president, president vice president biden, and those of us are fighting for this are going to spread the word to the corners of the country. nra members have been speaking out to get something done. these are good law-abiding citizens who want to hunt. they want to go duck hunting. and the guns that they use only allow three bullets. deer hunting depending on what state you are in allow five bullets. most hunters will tell you if you don't get it on the first try, you probably won't get it on the second one. yet we have these machines. we have a large magazines. they can take down 20 children in seconds. the only reason is that our first responders were there and the killer ended up taking his own life. some peopl
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
nwoou tells us about the fammddpreacher that brought thaa message to newtown, connecticut on sunday. sunnay. -3 3 (naas)thee gatheeed together - mend hearts, restore llvvss heal divisions."peoole of different faiths...and talents...(nats)"through the dark and moving orth..."this special chuuch service...part of newtown's healing processs just five weeks ago a gunmaa -3 childden and six adults.and on ttis martin luuher king juniir hhliday weekend, newtown rights leader truly knew their his own hurch taken ffom their loved ones by senseless violence when his church as bombed."but it was hii message of non-violence that prevailee. noted preacher dr. james congregational church unnay . he urged the community to turn something good. "we must &pextract froo the tragedy that which really makes our town go down in history as the place wwere the most awful thing happened, but by theenature of &god's ction, things began to & e ddalt with, to be thaa out offit america...newtown leadd to a new america."and just as dr. forbes urggd neettwn residents po always look to one another - to get through
MSNBC
Jan 25, 2013 1:00am PST
newtown know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm. that is our generation's task. to make these words, these rights, these values, of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every american. >> tying the policies which he is associated with and which are associated with his party and which are associated with a liberal idea of american governance to the basic fundamental ideas of what america is. that was the whole point, right? as with the other issues that president obama name-checked so specifically in his inaugural address this week, the things that got his speech branded as so liberal this week, what president obama was alluding to there at the end by bringing up gun violence in his inaugural address is a set of policies that he and vice president biden have proposed for dealing with gun policies. and these policies get labeled liberal. but it turns out they are very popular. they are very, very, very widely popular. gallup just did a national poll on the whole list of proposal as that president obama and vice president biden have put forwa
Telemundo
Jan 14, 2013 6:30pm PST
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CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 3:20pm EST
you that had not been on the ground in newtown do not understand the feeling of what happened or how the governor led. there are a lot of people we have to thank, and i know the governor will do that, but i have got to personally thank the governor for taking hold the reins of a very difficult situation and helping with compassion, leadership, and caring, and getting people's lives hopefully back on line again. ladies and gentlemen, i cannot tell you how proud i am to introduce a man who has the compassionate, who understands what vision is, who has no greater love but for the state and for the people in it, our governor, daniel t. malloy. [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. we have work to do. thank you. thank you. [applause] thank you. mr. president, mr. speaker, senator mckinney, representative cafero, lt. governor wyman and my fellow state officials, ladies and gentlemen of the general assembly, honored members of the judiciary, members of the clergy, and all the citizens of our great state who are watching or listeni
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 7:00pm PST
first legislative priority. >> the president going bold on his newtown promise. >> we'll make it easier to keep the guns out. >> to fight gun violence in our nation. >> restore a ban on military-style assault weapons, a ten-round magazine. this is common sense. >> common sense. >> these gun control measures are extreme. >> guns are just one small part of it. >> all of those rights cannot be infringed. don't gag law-abiding citizens. >> are the president's kids more important than yours. >> the nra is out with a video. >> i don't know where to go with this. >> his kids are protected by armed guards. >> he mentioned the president's kids. >> this extremism is so frightening. >> the president's kids are off limits. >> why is it over the line, but not over the line for the president to bring in children. >> obama uses children as shields. >> we don't benefit from ignorance. >> i don't know where to do with this. >> this time must be different. >> these gun control measures are extreme. >> obama uses kids as human shields. >> with some of the nation's childrens. >> enough, this time must be d
MSNBC
Jan 31, 2013 1:00am EST
after the massacre at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, the in newtown, connecticut, the senate judiciary committee held a rare, full committee hearing televised hearing on gun and ammunition control. how rare is that? it was their first gun control hearing of the 21th century. >> americans are looking to us for solutions and for action. >> battle over gun control moves to capitol hill. >> the first hearing since the newtown massacre. >> speaking is difficult. but i need to say something important. >> gabrielle giffords, at the senate judiciary hearing. >> giffords made a plea for action. >> the bold, the courageous americans are counting on you. >> behind every victim lays a matrix of failure. >> mark kelly, husband of gabrielle giffords. >> rights demand responsibility. first, fix gun background checks. >> it is not a serious solution for reducing crime. >> the nra is clearly, dramatically out of step. >> lapierre dismissed background checks. >> background checks will never be universal. >> you will never get criminals to go through universal backgroun
FOX Business
Jan 14, 2013 10:00pm EST
newtown cannot walk into a school and gun down a bunch of children. i'm confident there are steps we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. lou: his authority as president. do you remember when the constitution once defined the president's powers and not the president himself? all of this transpiring as left-wing advocacy groups, democratic politicians, and the liberal national media are clearly coordinated and committed to accomplishing prisely what president obama says they are not doing, that is, taking away our guns. mainstream liberal media abandoned any pretense of objectivity in their campaign to , well, shred the second amendment. for example, listen, if you will, to nbc nightly news anchor brian williams go all rachael matter now what his audience, repeatedly referring to a post newtown era of gun-control. >> now we turn to gun control in our post newtown era. the white house is gearing up for a fight of this issue. it is all in advance of the administration's push for new gun laws and the post newtown era. lou: msn bcf shultz
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 2:00am PST
. >>> one day later. a painful decision awaits the community of newtown, connecticut. >>> a golden upset. did you watch? the surprise winner of best picture, "argo." >> argo, wean yourself. >> i haven't seen it yet. >> it's good. >> welcome to early start. i'm zorida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. >>> the cdc says the only state spared widespread flu is california, hawaii and mississippi. in new york, getting a flu shot is tougher and tougher. there is a run on the vaccine at some pharmacies and urging care centers since governor andrew cuomo declared a public health emergency. elizabeth cohen joins us now. what do health officials mean when they use the word epidemic? >> it gets very technical. i'll boil it down here. basically, people are getting sick and dying from the flu in certain numbers. when those numbers get high enough, we call it an epidemic. i personally don't really care that much about that word. i'll tell you why. the flu season nearly always reaches epidemic levels. even if it's just like a moderate plain old, you know, normal season. so i think we shouldn't get
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 10:00am EST
through inauguration day on c-span3. >> next, newtown connecticut school superintendent janet robinson speaks as part of a panel testifying before the house democratic policy and staring committee, the meeting was held yesterday shortly after president obama announced a plan for producing gun violence. other speakers include philadelphia mayor, michael nutter, who you just saw, and the mother of a capitol hill staffer who was killed in the shooting that injured former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords in tucson, arizona in 2011. this is two hours. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you-all very much for joining us on this very solemn and important occasion for the american people. just one -- over one month ago our nation was shocked and horrified by the news of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. 20 children, six teachers and educators were taken from us at gun point. an act of senseless and incomprehensible violence struck at the heart of our families, of our schools, of our communities across the country. earlier this month shortly after newt
FOX News
Jan 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
wake of a newtown school shootings, washington is getting ready for a battle over how to prevent more acts of mass violence. joining me now are two people of the center of what is likely to be one of the first big political issues this year. larry pratt executive director for gun other thans of america and neera, president of the center for american progress. welcome to both of you to "fox news sunday." >> thank you. >> thanks. >> chris: i want to put up remarkable numbers i saw. the nra contributed 20 million today's federal campaigns last year, $20 million and gun control groups gave $4,000. and 50% of the members of the new congress, in fact, more than half have an a rating from the nra. given all of that, how do you and other groups that feel as you you to hope to take on the gun lobby in practical terms? how do you match their money and their clout on capitol hill? >> look, are the nra is spent a lot of money on the elections last cycle and they didn't have to lot to show for it especially if you look at the senate. a lot of their candidates lost and they had a very if we ar
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 10:00pm PST
had his weapon not jammed, got knows how many more people would have been killed. in newtown, some of those children were riddled with # 1 11 bullet holes in a first grader. high-capacity magazines are our view are not worth the risk [ applause ] >> vice president biden then explained why this time is different. there are some who say why the most powerful voice in this debate belongs to those to save lives. i think they are wrong. this time, this time will not be like times that have come before. newtown has shocked the nation. we are going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we are going to take it beyond that. we are going to take it to the american people. we are going to go around the country making our case and let the voices of the american people be heard. >> according to a new nbc news wall street journal poll, 56% of americans say the laws should be made more strict. only 7% say less strict and 74% americans favor a ban on assault weapons 26% oppose that 74% favor a ban on high capacity ammunition magazines 26 oppose. this morning, republican senator marco rubio
Current
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
we saw in newtown connecticut. we need a comprehensive approach. obviously it will include some gun safety, perhaps assault weapon ban but a ban on high-capacity magazines background checks, many of the gun transfers today are without any background check at all. purchases for somebody with a clean record might purchase for someone else, can't pass a background check. then you have mental health. most of the shooters in these mass killings have what seem to be fairly obvious but untreated mental health challenges. improving mental health services. crime prevention generally. we know a lot of things that can reduce violent crime. the youth promise act i've introduced is an initiative to get young people in the right track and keep them on the right track rather than wait for them to drop out of school, join a gang, mess up, get caught and get caught in a bidding war and how much time they're going to spend, if you spend some of up-front, they wouldn't get in trouble to begin with. early identification, just like the attorney general's report, he had a blue ribbon committee that repor
PBS
Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
" magazine. >> for a week or two after newtown more americans were against banning assault weapons than were for banning assault weapons. now a month later you actually have that becoming a 64/40 issues. the numbers haven't looked like this in decades. they didn't look like this after kohl bib. they didn't look like this even after the '94 bill was passed. i think there's some great opportunities politically now and the only question is whether my republican party, especially in the house of representatives, is going to recognize the political reality before them and realize that newtown changed everything. >> rose: we continue this evening with a look ahead at the world of technology and a conversation with roger mcnamee of elevation partners. >> i think the search engine was the result of a mistake that won't be made again. so we'll always have search engines, but every app on apple's operating system is effectively a search engine of one kind or another. if you go into yelp it's because you're looking for a restaurant. if you gointo skypit's because you're looking to call somebody up
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am EST
additional recommendations. we know we will have a serious response to the tragedy in newtown. we also have to make recommendations to address violence generally. that must be done with a comprehensive approach. a doctor who is a forensics colleges frequently reminds us that if you're prevention plan begins when the shooter is that the door, it is too late. the youth promise act seeks to replace the cradle to prison pipeline. the attorney general, blue- ribbon commission report on how to reduce problems associated with children exposed to silence was published a few months ago. it focuses on prevention and early intervention and uses the phrase, evidence-based on virtually every page. it urges us to follow evidence and research and avoid slogans and feel good approaches that are not effective. we can have confidence that our recommendations can make a difference and our children across the nation will be protected. >> i would like to recognize, standup, those associated with the virginia tech tragedy. [applause] >> thank you. what we will do now is, first of all, this has been an outpo
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
d.c. to newtown when he gave his address. i can you to his marrow he was impacted by this and said it was the worst day of his presidency and he was resolved to do something about it and he has. i think the nation is behind this president and it is different now. i think the road ahead may be difficult, legislators shouldn't be afraid to stand in the way. the teachers weren't afraid to stand in the way of that massacre. that principal was not afraid to stand in the way. we have to get behind the president. nothing he is proposing, he is not taking guns away. everything he is proposing is common sense and practical and comprehensive and including mental health and school safety provisions. the second amendment that everybody abides by and believes in, it calls for a well-regulated militia. let us get out the regulations. >> the president said it and many of us echoed the same thing. life changed and it was a responsibility of all of us to reflect after new and even what we see in chicago. the r and c chair said this. they have power grab. marco rubio said that president obama is making
Current
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
stem the tied that killed 26 people in newtown last month and hundreds more. the first national gun legislation since 1994. mr. obama would like to see a number of changes to our gun laws and supported measures such as tightening gun checks, insuring database. and research in gun violence causes and prevention and hire school resource officers, and insuring medicaid recipients get quality mental healthcare. senate majority harry reid said i'm committed to ensureing that address gun violence. all options should be on the table before we compromise and fold. here is the president talking about this matter earlier today. >> obama: as soon as i'm finished speaking here, i will sit at that desk and sign a directive giving schools hubble health community tools they need to help reduce gun violence. as important as these steps are they are in no way a substitute for action from members of congress. to make a reel and lasting real and lasting difference congress, too must act, and i'm calling on congress to pass very specific proposals right away. first its time for congress to require an u
CBS
Jan 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
reports, dozens of residents from newtown, connecticut, joined that march. >> because we have to start somewhere. >> emotions for newtown residents. >> i can't say much for. >> still wrong. >> we have to start somewhere. >> katie says these children have not died in vain, but they must act. >> we have to do something. we have to write our congressman. we have to do something. >> people need to stand up for what they believe. also, i just had a baby, he is two months old and it kills me that i brought him into a world that is so violent. >> their stepbrother was shot in his car on capitol hill. and died christmas eve. >> it's just a horrible thing that happened, didn't need to happen. senseless acts of violence happen every day. >> a passionate speech by delegate, eleanor holmes norton. >> we are all comfortable if we do nothing now. >> education secretary, arnie duncan says, it's not about taking away rights. >> it's about fewer dead americans, fewer dead children, fewer children living in fear. >> newtown feels this is the tipping point and that we can really effect change. >> newtown
CBS
Jan 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
passed a $60 billion relief package for sandy victims last week. >>> well, students from newtown, connecticut are returning to class toda it has been three weeks since a gunman massacred 26 classmates and teachers at their elementary school. the students are being welcomed into a newly renovated school in the neighboring town of monroe. randall pinkston has the latest information. >> reporter: welcome. we love you. newtown, our hearts are with you. hand made signs bearing heartfelt messages greeted sandy hook elementary school students as they rode buss to their new school. three weeks after a rampage left 20 children and six adults dead, classes resumed inside a school that had been sitting amendment in the nearby monroe. it's been renamed sandy hook. parents like john are nervous. >> i think the kids are more ready than we are. >> reporter: school officials tried to make it a normal day. students' desks and even their backpacks and other belongings have been moved from the old building. snow flakes from around the world hang throughout the school welcoming more than 400 student
CBS
Jan 27, 2013 1:35am EST
residents from newtown, connecticut joined the march today. >> reporter: emotions for newtown residents still raw. >> we have to start somewhere. >> reporter: katie kent says tn have not died in vain, but they must act. >> have to do something. that's why i'm here today. we have to write our congressman. we can't sit back and say i support you. we have to do something. >> people need to stand up for what they believe. also i just had a baby. he's two months old and it kills me to know i brought him in to a world that's so violent. >> reporter: adrian came to march because her step brother was shot in a car in a random robbery on capitol hill and died christmas eve. >> senseless acts of violence happy every day. >> reporter: a passionate speech by the delegate. >> we are all culpable if we do nothing now. >> reporter: education secretary says it's not about taking away second amendment rights. >> this is about gun safety. this is about fewer dead americd children, fewer children living in fear. >> newtown feels that this is the tipping point and that we can really affect change
NBC
Jan 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
elementary school in newtown, connecticut, was a month ago today. while we're waiting for washington to weigh in on the subject of guns in america, it was an emotional day in that small new england town. nbc's anne thompson is there for us tonight. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. there is a new group here in newtown called sandy hook promise and the founders say it is not partisan or political. it is a group that wants the nation to listen, to think, and most of all, have a civil dialogue about how to keep tragedies like this school shooting from ever happening again. in newtown, pain has no timetable. >> on friday, december 14th, i put two children on the bus and only one came home. >> reporter: one month to the day, nelba marquez-greene and her husband jimmy lost their 6-year-old daughter, anna, in an unthinkable massacre. they joined other victims' families to demand change. >> this is our son ben. >> david and francine's son ben loved music and scouting. >> what is it worth doing to keep your children safe? >> reporter: along with other newtown residents, these
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